Hi Tom: recently retired, and now have time to really work on this. you show a frederick on your post. My great grandfather, Frederick Andrew Abel lived in chicago, at first, 97 vedder street.Born july 20, 1855, buffalo, N.Y. ?????(can find no records)married Mary Watson in chicago on april 23, 1879. had four sons..Frederick Andrew Abel: Born jan 20,1880 William Watson Abel: Born Sept 29,1883 Charles Thomas Abel: Born Feb 19, 1893 (my gradfather) Ucyless Clarence Abel Born Jan 6, 1894 can't find anyone of gr-grandpa's family.Does any of this track with your abel family? Have more info if anything looks close..